It takes a team, and often freedom from Academic constraints to scale some of the most important technologies.
A Story of Invention: the Laser | Intellectual Ventures Laboratory
In March 1960, Townes and Schawlow, at Bell Labs, were granted a patent for the optical maser, which today is called a laser. Gould and TRP's patents applications were denied, which provoked a 28-year patent dispute over the laser invention.
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